Chapter 175 - The Princess’s Idea
After Gong Yang left, Qin Nan immediately began to cultivate by unleashing his Divine Battle Spirit without hesitation.
Since he had agreed to participate in the duel at the Hall of Life and Death in two months’ time, he was forced to cultivate crazily to increase his cultivation so he could win the duel!
However, just as he started cultivating, Bai Heng finally returned.
As soon as Bai Heng arrived at the residence, he immediately took out forty jade jars and said, “Young Master Qin Nan, the five Fruits of Power were exchanged for four thousand Martial Emperor Pills!”
“Four thousand Martial Emperor Pills? Not bad!”
A hint of joy flashed past Qin Nan’s eyes, as he instantly stored the pills inside his storage bag.
Bai Heng hesitated for a moment, before he asked in a soft tone, “By the way, Young Master Qin Nan, about the duel between you and Leng Feng…”
“Don’t worry, it won’t be a problem.” Qin Nan waved his hand and said with a smile, “I don’t have much time, so I won’t be wasting any more.”
Bai Heng immediately withdrew from the residence, with no sign of worry on his face.
In Bai Heng’s eyes, Qin Nan was seen as a god. He would surely win the duel which would take place after two months; hence, he was not at all worried.
After Bai Heng left, Qin Nan sat down with his legs crossed and took out the fifty jade jars of Martial Emperor Pills.
“The first level up of the Divine Battle Spirit took one hundred Body Tempering Pills. When leveling up from the seventh-grade to eighth-grade, it took five hundred Body Tempering Pills. The eighth-grade to ninth-grade took a few hundred Xiantian Pills. The tenth-grade took over a few thousands Xiantian Pills. Although leveling up to a Xuan ranked Martial Spirit is increasing its rank, these four thousand Martial Emperor Pills should be enough.”
“The only problem is that the previous awakening of the Eyes of Divine Battle Spirit took ten thousand Martial Emperor Pills. Hopefully, it won’t take that many pills this time…”
Qin Nan took a deep breath and poured the jars of Martial Emperor Pills into his mouth one jar at a time.
The Divine Battle Spirit shuddered violently, as an absorption force burst out, consuming the Qi within the Martial Emperor Pills.
At that instant, it felt like Qin Nan had been transformed into a puppet, which continued to consume the pills.
After consuming three thousand eight hundred pills, Qin Nan’s actions came to a stop, as cold sweat broke out on his forehead, and a rare hint of panic showed on his face.
This was because the Divine Battle Spirit had not shown any change after three thousand eight hundred Martial Emperor Pills were consumed.
“The last two hundred Martial Emperor Pills, please level up…”
Qin Nan clenched his teeth, feeling extremely nervous in his heart. He was never this nervous, even when he was challenging Leng Feng or facing Ouyang Jun.
That was because he was actually too poor. If the Divine Battle Spirit did not level up upon consuming the two hundred Martial Emperor Pills, he had to find some other ways to get more pills.
Qin Nan closed his eyes and poured the last two hundred Martial Emperor Pills into his mouth in one go.
A moment later, the Divine Battle Spirit still did not show any reaction; it was like stones being dropped into the ocean.
“No sign of leveling up.” Disappointment could be seen in Qin Nan’s eyes, who let out a wry smile. Now he was completely broke—he had to find a way to get more Martial Emperor Pills.
Only with enough Martial Emperor Pills would his Divine Battle Spirit be able to level up into a Xuan ranked Martial Spirit. Only then would he be able to increase his cultivation base rapidly, so he could stand a chance against Leng Feng.
Meanwhile, an immature voice could be heard, “Yikes, as expected of my servant, to have the guts to challenge someone with a seventh-layer Xiantian Realm cultivation when you are only at the second-layer Xiantian Realm. Not bad, not bad, pretty courageous. It seems like the Princess might need to recruit another servant in two months’ time.”
The words were said in a gloating tone.
This person turned out to be the elusive Princess Miao Miao.
Upon seeing Princess Miao Miao, Qin Nan ignored her sarcasm straight away as his eyes glistened as if he had found hope, and blurted out, “Princess, are you willing to lend me some pills?”
Since the Princess robbed the Hall Leaders and the elders, received eighty stalks of Crystalline Flowers, robbed the treasure of the Martial Ancestor Realm beast at Autumn Mountain, and even won a fortune of pills through the bet of the Trading Alliance at the Trial of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, she was no doubt a billionaire right now.
If Princess Miao Miao were willing to lend him some pills, Qin Nan was confident in his ability to raise his Martial Spirit to the Xuan rank!
After hearing this, Princess Miao Miao’s face collapsed as she said while twisting her lips, “The Princess is extremely poor right now. As a servant, you didn’t even turn in the pills you received. You should be thankful that I don’t trouble you because of that.”
Qin Nan’s face sank immediately.
He had not expected Princess Miao Miao to be so stingy, who was not willing to lend him some pills at a crucial moment like this.
Are you kidding me!
“Fine, if you don’t have pills,” Qin Nan shut his eyes and said in a cold tone, “I’ll be cultivating now, make yourself at home.”
Princess Miao Miao was not bothered by Qin Nan’s anger, who said with squinted eyes, “Although the Princess is poor, very, very poor, I do have an excellent suggestion. With it, you should be able to get eighty thousand, or one hundred Martial Emperor Pills with ease.”
Qin Nan raised his eyelids and let out a smirk, “Thanks, Princess, but I don’t need your suggestion.”
Qin Nan had always disliked the idea of asking people for help. Since Princess Miao Miao was not willing to lend him some pills, he would not waste any more time talking bullshit with her.
“Are you sure you don’t want to listen? I’m telling you that through this plan, it wouldn’t be a problem for you to get the number of pills you need. Besides, since you are my servant who is going to have a battle of life and death, it is the master’s responsibility to ensure you a victory. By the way, it won’t hurt you to listen to my suggestion…” Princess Miao Miao said in an advisory tone.
Qin Nan hesitated slightly after seeing her reaction, “If that’s the case, then tell me.”
“Clean your ears and listen carefully, my plan is pretty simple. Just borrow the pills from every elder of the outer or inner disciples, and the Hall Leaders. Why? Since you are my servant, and the disciple of that old man, they will surely lend you the pills even if they are unwilling to, as long as they are intimidated by your background. Don’t you agree?”
Princess Miao Miao’s eyes glistened after she presented her suggestion.
“Is that even… a viable plan?” Qin Nan was left speechless on the spot. Princess Miao Miao’s plan could be considered borrowing pills in a positive connotation, but it could also be seen as robbing their pills.
As Qin Nan was poor to begin with, even if he managed to borrow the pills from everyone in the sect, how could he then return the pills to them?
Princess Miao Miao glanced at him and said, “This is surely a good idea. I’m asking you to borrow from them, not to rob them. You can pay them back later! I managed to receive a lot of pills from the Disciplinary Hall Leader and the other elders with the same plan.”
Princess Miao Miao said in a righteous tone.
Qin Nan twitched his lips non-stop after hearing the words. Once again, he had refreshed his understanding of Princess Miao Miao’s personality today.
“I assumed you to be someone who would not take the initiative to help someone. Be honest with me, what are you aiming for?” Before Qin Nan came up with a decision, he stared at Princess Miao Miao with a suspicious look.
Since when is Princess Miao Miao so kind-hearted?
“What do you mean?” Princess Miao Miao glared at him, “The Princess has always been kind to everyone. Did you forget who’s the one that has saved you a few times in a row?”
After hearing this, Qin Nan fell silent. He could not help but admit that he did survive a few life-threatening situations with Princess Miao Miao’s help at crucial moments.
“I’ll consider it.” Qin Nan took a deep breath, before closing his eyes and immersing himself in deep thoughts.
After seeing his reaction, the anger on Princess Miao Miao’s face vanished, as her eyes were filled with a cunning look.